Texas Tech University
Center for Pulsed Power & Power Electronics

IPMHVC and EIC Conference

P3E Students attended the IPMHVC and EIC Conference in person to present their sponsored research. A total of about 20 abstracts were submitted to the conference.

Student Abstracts

Dr. Magne “Kris” Kristiansen Scholarship

The P3E Center has established the “Dr. Magne 'Kris' Kristiansen Memorial Scholarship Fund” for students that are interested in pursuing a career in Pulsed Power Science and Technology.

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Any P3E Center graduate student who publishes a peer-reviewed journal paper in based on his/her research in the Center for Pulsed Power & Power Electronics may apply for the Dr. Magne “Kris” Kristiansen scholarship. The scholarship was established to honor the late founder of the P3E center, which was established in 1966 as plasma research group, and is geared towards students interested in pursuing a Pulsed Power Science and Technology career.


  • Be the first author
  • Have at least one more semester left before completion of a degree
  • Include in the application a letter covering the following details:
    • Journal publication detail:
      • full citation plus when accepted, when published
    • A statement specifying the author's / co-authors' specific contribution to the manuscript (professors excluded)
    • UG GPA and Graduate GPA
    • Expected degree and graduation date
    • Future career plan

Submit applications to Dr. A. Neuber

Los Alamos National Laboratory sponsored Scholarship

The PPST program is designed to improve achievement and expedite student progress through the rigorous curriculum in electrical and computer engineering. Recipients will become part of a mentoring program that will provide direction and support as well as guided project work in the laboratory.

Scholarship candidates will be chosen based on a multi-faceted review system that will include: scholastic achievement, interest in pulsed power and high voltage devices, and recommendations. Finalists will be interviewed by electrical and computer engineering faculty. Awardees are expected to provide written, brief bi-monthly reports on the status of their academic and project efforts. Recipients will be expected to take pulsed power related electives, apply for national security related internships, and remain in good standing throughout the award.

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Raimi Clark Awarded DOE NNSA Laboratory Residency Graduate Fellowship

Raimi Clark

Raimi Clark has been awarded the DOE NNSA Laboratory Residency Graduate Fellowship.This fellowship is directed towards students performing research in "fields of study that address complex science and engineering problems relevant to stewardship science". As part of this program, Raimi will spend two research residency periods at Sandia National Laboratories studying high voltage surface flashover and related phenomena. During the remainder of the fellowship tenure, she will continue to perform research at the Center for Pulsed Power and Power Electronics under the guidance of Dr. Andreas Neuber.

Raimi Clark's Fellowship Profile

Clark Fellowship Highlight

Dawson Wright Awarded DOE NNSA Laboratory Residency Graduate Fellowship

Dawson Wright

Dawson Wright has been granted the DOE NNSA Laboratory Residency Graduate Fellowship,which specifically supports students engaged in research addressing intricate science and engineering challenges relevant to stewardship science. Within this program, Dawson will undergo two research residency periods at the Nevada National Security Site in Las Vegas, Nevada. His focus during these periods will be the examination of the impacts of fast pulses on nanocrystalline materials and the study of the consequences of combining two pulsed power sources. Throughout the remaining duration of the fellowship, Dawson will persist in conducting research at the Center for Pulsed Power and Power Electronics, guided by Dr. Andreas Neuber.

Dawson Wright's Fellowship Profile

About the P3E Center

The Center for Pulsed Power and Power Electronics (P3E)has three primary research areas:



Plasma research includes a small Tokomak used for wave propagation studies, applications of plasma technology to pulsed power devices, plasma synthesis of thin films, high power microwave generation, and electric space propulsion engines.


Pulsed Power

Pulsed power research concentrates on high power switching, materials studies, and high power microwaves. The program is heavily interdisciplinary and involves faculty members from EE, ME, Physics and Chemistry.


Power Electronics

Power electronics research is focused on very large power IGBT's, Ultra High Power SCR's, advanced electrical and thermal packaging, robust controls for plasma arcs, and high bandwidth monitoring and control of electric machines. The program is also in the development of a power electronics curriculum at the national level in collaboration with the University of Minnesota.

Faculty Books

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Explosively Driven Pulsed Power

Helical Magnetic Flux Compression Generators
Series: Power Systems
Neuber, Andreas A. (Ed.)
2005, XII, 280 p. 203 illus., Hardcover
ISBN: 978-3540260516 

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J.C. Martin on Pulsed Power

Series: Advances in Pulsed Power Technology, Vol. 3
Martin, T.H.; Guenther, A.H.; Kristiansen, M. (Eds.)
1996, 535 p., Hardcover
ISBN: 978-0306453029

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Gas Discharge Closing Switches

Series: Advances in Pulsed Power Technology, Vol. 2
Schaefer, Gerhard; Kristiansen, M.; Guenther, A.H. (Eds.)
1991, 600 p., Hardcover
ISBN: 978-0306436192

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